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[Photos] Pastor Paul Adefarasin celebrates son on birthday

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Pastor Paul Adefarasin

Pastor Paul Adefarasin

Senior pastor of Lagos-based church House On The Rock Paul Adefarasin and his wife Pastor Ifeanyi Adefarasin recently took to social media to celebrate the birthday of their son Adegboyega Alvin Adefarasin, who just turned 21.

Pastor Paul shared the following post on his Instagram page:

Pastor Paul Adefarasin is happily married to fellow pastor, Ifeanyi Adefarasin and together they have three adorable children. She got very nostalgic on Friday as she also shared baby photos of Adegboyega Alvin Adefarasin on her Instagram page:

About Pastor Paul Adefarasin:

From his mother’s living room in Lagos, Paul Adefarasin established House On The Rock Church in 1994 with just a few attendees. Proof of his calling is that the living room church has blossomed into a Ministry that has over 50 daughter churches in Africa and Europe. A well-known mentee of Bishop T.D. Jakes, Pastor Paul has been fervent in his message of hope to the world and especially the African continent where he resides. He is also the Founder and President of the Rock Foundation; a charity based Organization committed to social reformation, education, provision of healthcare and relief work for ex-convicts, drug addicts, and the downtrodden and disadvantaged in Nigeria and West Africa.

Pastor Paul Adefarasin’s capacity to teach, speak and preach from a personal and theological platform has strengthened and encouraged people all over the world. The Ministry promotes reconciliation, redemption and reformation cutting across denominational and social divides. He has a burning passion for seeing the rehabilitation of his generation, his nation and his continent.

“Our vision is to be the voice of excellence, the hand of power and a bridge of hope. We believe in the power of God to change lives and value the practical application of His Word to make a difference in who we are and what we do. Believing and obeying His Word leads us to a discovery of real life and a hope for eternity; this is what the Bible teaches us, that Jesus Christ came as God’s gift to the world with a message of Good News.”

Pastor Paul and pastor Ifeanyi have been happily married since 1995.

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Pears Baby Of The Year Winner 2019

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Unilever Nigeria Plc., makers of the Pears Baby range, has announced the winner and two runners-up in the Pears ‘Baby of the Year’ competition at the finale held on Thursday, 22 August, 2019. The three babies were selected from over 1,400 entries received across the country.

Themed ‘Cuteness Overload’, interested parents participated in the contest by sharing creative pictures of their children – none older than three years old – with a range of Pears products. Entries were also subjected to online voting with shortlisted candidates proceeding to the next round of the competition.

During the finale held at Radisson hotel, Ikeja, Actor, Dakore Egbuson-Akande and Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo, presided as judges.

The winning families received prizes at the event, with the 2019 ‘Baby of the Year,’ Kamgharida Harvey Udokogu receiving N1million, while the first and second runners-up, Afolayan Armstrong Irekristi and Obenta Fiyinfolouwa Alicia were rewarded with N500,000 and N250,000 respectively.

Delivering her welcome address, Mrs Bunmi Adeniba, Marketing Director, Unilever Ghana Nigeria, emphasised that Pears has been in the market for over 50 years, and has consistently fulfilled its promise of providing pure, mild and gentle products for mothers and their babies.

“The journey of the Pears ‘Baby of the Year’ competition started months ago with over 1,400 babies, and we are very grateful to all the family and friends who have been with us since the beginning. Thank you for sharing the warmth and joy of your babies with us all through this competition,” she said.

Over the years, Pears has continued to conscientiously produce baby care products that keep the baby’s skin nourished and healthy.

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PAUL ADEFARASIN’S HOUSE ON THE ROCK FEEDS THE COMMUNITY

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PAUL ADEFARASIN’S NOVEL APPROACH TO PRISON OUTREACH
PAUL ADEFARASIN’S NOVEL APPROACH TO PRISON OUTREACH

Last year, despite having several community projects running concurrently, the charismatic Senior Pastor of the House On The Rock Churches, Pastor Paul Adefarasin spear-headed another community impact initiative called PROJECT FEED (FEED stands for Feed, Enable, Empower and Deliver Dominion). Administered directly out of the Rock Cathedral located in Lekki, Lagos, this Project feeds 100s of indigent people in the community surrounding the premises of the Church.

Initially modelled after an inner city soup kitchen, this project has since evolved into an empowerment scheme for providing much-needed vocational, technical and personal skills training to many.

Project FEED is a passion project that started by feeding about 150 people immediately after the Sunday service. It has now grown in the last few months to feeding more than 500 + people weekly with dietary staples like rice, chicken, moi-moi (bean cakes) and chicken, effectively bringing the number of people fed by the House on the Rock Church weekly to more than 2,000 (including those fed during the weekly urban outreaches to the area boys on Lagos Island). In addition to these weekly meals, donations of clothes, personal hygiene products and free medical care are provided to those in need.

The focus of PROJECT FEED is on meeting the immediate need of providing meals to the people and equipping them with the skills they need to have fulfilling lives. Consequently, about 30 promising men and women with the capacity and affinity for technical studies, have been selectively chosen to participate in several intensive skills training courses in various proficiencies such as carpentry, electrical repairs, catering, welding, tailoring, painting, driving etc. thus ensuring that they become productive members of the community, able also to help others.

A serial community Reformer, Paul Adefarasin has stated that his incentive for these transformational projects is to show God’s love to those who are in need and disadvantaged. He states that, “We like to see ourselves at House on the Rock as culturists, where we are not only intervening in human need and areas of human degradation but we are also creating a popular culture so that it becomes fashionable for other Churches, other Christians, corporate organisations and banks, to do likewise. Hopefully, Church bodies, which are veritable social nets, can become conduits for channelling food products, food items to people who have need”.

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PAUL ADEFARASIN’S NOVEL APPROACH TO PRISON OUTREACH

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PAUL ADEFARASIN’S HOUSE ON THE ROCK FEEDS THE COMMUNITY

The Prisons Unit of The House On The Rock was established in 2000 by Pastor Paul Adefarasin, the Senior Pastor of the Church. Through the years, the unit has been instrumental in executing many noteworthy community projects within the various prisons in Lagos State.

Their services include the provision of legal aid (resulting in the exoneration of more than 4,000 wrongfully accused and illegally detained persons and clemency for many more), medical aid and supplies, education initiatives (helping inmates to read and write, and supporting them in taking the GCSE exams), infrastructure projects and rehabilitation programmes.

As part of their rehabilitation programme, inmates receive business skills training to ensure that they become productive members of the society upon their release. The Unit has also been instrumental in aiding the former inmates in starting and running successful businesses.

Recently, Pastor Paul Adefarasin presented three former inmates with a Saloon car and 2 Tri-Cycles (popularly known as ‘Keke Marwa’) to launch them into business in the transportation sector. This was done during a special service earlier this month.

Last year, the Unit organised the first ever inter-prison sports that saw the bringing together of sports teams from all the prisons in Lagos State namely the Ikoyi, Badagry, Kiri-Kiri Minimum, Maximum and Women’s prisons for various sporting activities including football. The Ikoyi Prison participants won this maiden competition.

As part of their outreach initiatives last year, a modern set of toilet facilities donated by the Church at the Ikoyi Prisons was commissioned by Mr. Tolu Ogunsakin, Deputy Controller of Prisons, Ikoyi. This would help improve hygiene, sanitation and other health and environmental benefits among the inmates.

Other projects embarked on through the years include a crèche for the Women’s prison, security posts, repair of the buses used to transport the prisoners, refurbishment of one auditorium and some offices to mention a few.

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